Want to meet friends and neighbors while organizing around important issues?
Join us of for the first meeting of Rights & Democracy's Upper Valley Organizing Team! Come and get engaged with our campaigns like universal healthcare, raising the minimum wage, and decarcerating Vermont.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 6-8PM
WHERE: Kilton Public Library, Conference Room80 Main St, West Lebanon, NH 03784
Together with the Upper Valley Young Liberals we held a major Labor Day rally and celebration last month, bringing 500 people to White River Junction to hear local speakers as well as US Bernie Sanders. We hope you were there, or at least hear about it.
Check out RAD's recently adopted Principles and as well as our statewide People's Platform that we are developing (and would love feedback on).
Together, we strive to create a safe, open, collective space that will lift up the voices of all Vermonters who believe in human rights and justice. Bring a friend, bring a dish you'd like to eat, or a song you'd like to sing.
If you have questions, email Katie McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you all there!
Note: Parking is available at the Kilton Library in the lot behind the building, and on Tracy Street. Please do not park in the Mascoma Savings Bank lot, or the H&R Block Plaza lot next to the library. Thank you.
Join us for a forum and community discussion with host VT Lt. Gov. Zuckerman featuring Anu Partanen, author of The Nordic Theory of Everything, Mark A. Hughes of Justice For All, Vermont Interfaith Action Board member Reverend Joan Javier-Duval doctoral student and RAD Board Member Kate Logan and RAD Political Engagement Director Isaac Grimm.
As a Finnish journalist who moved to the United States, Anu offers insights on how each nation deals with family leave, health care, wages, and education. There will be a discussion about steps Vermont can take in the upcoming legislative session to improve the economy and the lives of all families in our state, and how people can get involved in these efforts.
This event is facilitated by Rights & Democracy VT, who coordinates a broad-based campaign called Raise Up Vermont to create more livable wage jobs and foster a healthy economy that is aligned on the moral values of our communities.
Event sponsors include ACLU-Vermont, Justice For All, Main Street Alliance of Vermont, NASW-VT, Peace & Justice Center, Rainbow Umbrella of Central VT, the Vermont Democratic Party, Vermont Progressive Party, Vermont-NEA and Vermont Interfaith Action
Event is free, refreshments provided.
Email or call Isaac Grimm if you need a ride or childcare support (email@example.com, 802-767-7479)
Join your neighbors on Thursday, November 2nd to learn how you can build a local, powerful team with Rights & Democracy that will be part of winning legislation like a $15/hr wage and universal healthcare, fighting injustices in communities and across the state, and working on campaigns of local leaders who will help us change the direction of our state in the years to come. Learn about RAD, our issues, our strategy, and how you can make an impact as part of a movement for people and the planet over profit.
To move from protest to power we need to get serious about impacting elections, either by running for office ourselves or support campaigns run by our allies in the movement.
If you'd like to join our first day long movement politics training, fill out this registration form. We will then follow up with a phone interview before accepting applicants.
The daylong training is led out by Political Engagement Director Isaac Grimm, along with RAD Comms Director Shay Totten and RAD endorsed State Representatives Diana Gonzalez and Selene Colburn.
Training starts with a grounding in how we got to our current political situation, our long-term agenda, a power analysis, and then goes into sections on how to build our base, the nuts & bolts of planning & executing a campaign, messaging & media, fundraising, and operating a field campaign.
We ask for a $50 donation to help us fund these trainings, or signing up as a $10/month sustainer.
*We will of course accommodate for those who cannot afford to make a full (or any) donation.
SAVE THE DATE!
RIGHTS & DEMOCRACY MEMBERSHIP ASSEMBLY & CELEBRATION
WHEN: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1-6PM
WHERE: LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL (195 HANOVER ST., LEBANON, NEW HAMPSHIRE)
“Everything that I believe in says that it is not one person or group of people on the top who are going to make change. It is grassroots activism, and that is what Rights & Democracy is doing.”
– US Sen Bernie Sanders
FROM PROTEST TO POWER: ORGANIZING IN 2018 AND BEYOND
Join members of Rights & Democracy from across Vermont and New Hampshire for our annual membership assembly and celebration. We will celebrating RAD members for key victories in our states and DC this year and look to the movement organizing that lay ahead for us in 2018 and beyond, including our multi-issue People’s Platform for each state.
If you are not a member of Rights & Democracy, but are interested in learning more about becoming one or if you have child care or accessibility or interpretation needs, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org